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Dog Friendly Wineries in Santa Barbara

Who let the dogs out…to go wine tasting?! Santa Barbara is such a dog friendly town, the more appropriate question really is who lets the dogs in. If you’re traveling with your main furry squeeze, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to tasting rooms where dogs are most welcome. Chances are pretty high they’ll be showered with affection by staff and fellow patrons. In fact, many wineries keep water bowls and dog treats on hand so your pooch doesn’t have to miss out on the palate-pleasing action. Here’s the low down on where you can tour and taste on The American Riviera® with your pup in tow.

The Funk Zone

Dogs dates and rosé sips at Grassini Family Vineyards. Photo Credit: Instagram @grassinifamilyvineyards

You can take your dog into nearly every tasting room in the always-hopping Funk Zone. Pups are required to be on leash at Kunin Wines, Whitcraft, Lafond and The Valley Project. Since food preparation is involved inside, pets are only allowed on the patio at Santa Barbara Wine Collective, representing Babcock Winery, Ca’Del Grevino, Fess Parker, Notary Public and The Paring & The Hilt. Leashes are recommended for dogs hanging out at Santa Barbara Winery since they have a cat on the premises.

Relaxed leash policies are the norm and all dogs are welcome at Oreana Winery, Area 5.1 Winery, Riverbench and DV8 Cellars—hydration stations are also available for thirsty animals. The only requirement from Fox Wine Co. in the Waterline co-op is paws-off the furniture! Dogs are welcome inside and outside at Pali Wine Company, who keep a stash of dog treats in the back. Be sure to use their dedicated #palipaws Instagram hashtag if you’re documenting your pup’s wine tasting journey—or just peruse it whenever you’re in the need of warm, fuzzy cuteness “awwws.” The same goes for Municipal Winemakers, who share the social love with #dogsofmuni and also have ample treats and water bowls on deck.

The Presidio Neighborhood

Several tasting rooms in the Wineries of The Presidio Neighborhood welcome canine companions on leash. Your dog can make friends with Jamie Slone Wines’ official tasting room mascot, Sophie, the owners’ 14-year old Havanese. Water bowls and treats are always available at nearby Margerum Wine Company, Au Bon Climat and Grassini Family Vineyards—the latter of which recently opened a new, beautifully remodeled tasting room. Cebeda Wines and Silver Wines are the two newest additions to the neighborhood, with its growing concentration of premium boutique winery tasting rooms. They both have relaxed policies about leashes—it simply comes down to the dog’s behavior, so if you have a chill pup, they can be untethered.

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Out & About: Waterfront & Downtown

Just another day with the dogs at Deep Sea Wine. Photo Credit: Instagram @deepseawine

Santa Barbara’s only tasting room on the water, Deep Sea Tasting Room allows dogs on their outside patio where you can enjoy panoramic views paired to Conway Family Wines. If you’re window-shopping along State Street, pop into the Sanford tasting room in La Arcada Court. Keep those tails wagging with a wander over to Armada Wine & Beer Merchant tucked into the back of the plaza across the street. Pets are welcome on the patio and you can try wines from around the world by the glass or bottle.

Over in the Lagoon District, Potek Winery in The Mill complex welcomes dogs on their inviting patio. Just like Potek, Jaffurs Wine Cellars’ tasting room doubles as the production space so dogs need to stay outside but are absolutely welcome and showered with affection. You can bring your pup inside at Carr Vineyards and Winery as long as they are on a leash. Plus, they have a comfy new patio space out back where you and Fido can linger as long as you’d like.

Dog Friendly Wineries in Wine Country

If you’re planning to head over the hill to the wine country to see where the grapes are grown, dozens of wineries welcome dogs. A few of our favorites include Babcock Winery & Vineyards in Lompoc’s Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Dogs are required to be on a leash inside the tasting room, and there’s a wide-open grassy space outside that’s perfect for a game of fetch.

The Bien Nacido Vineyards tasting room in downtown Los Olivos also opens its doors to dogs on a leash—unless it’s a wee one that can be held. If you find yourself in Los Alamos, Casa Dumetz Wines welcomes dogs on leash in their charming, art-filled tasting room—you won’t want to miss the Valle Fresh tacos next door, where you can feast from a perch on the patio and order Casa Dumetz wines by the glass, too.

Last but certainly not least, the stunning Presqu’ile Winery in the Santa Maria Valley sits atop rolling vineyard-lined hills and has ample dog-friendly indoor and outdoor spaces where dogs are welcome to roam around. The winemaking team typically has their dogs on property so social dogs can make new friends. The winery is so passionate about pets, they’ve produced special bottlings to benefit the Humane Society. And they’ll be holding their second annual 5K9 race through the vineyards October 6th to raise funds for the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society.

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Au Bon Climat

Founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat (which means "a well-exposed vineyard") produces internationally-recognized Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wine from grapes grown in California's Santa Barbara County. The Au Bon Climat winery is located on…


Babcock Winery & Vineyards

For over 30 years Bryan Babcock has been perfecting his craft at his family owned winery and vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. Over the years, his passion for fundamentals has led to a winemaking approach that can be described as classical and…



Carr Winery

Carr Vineyards & Winery is a small, handcrafted winery producing 4500 cases in downtown Santa Barbara.  Owner & Winemaker, Ryan Carr established the winery in 1999.  All of the wines made by Carr are sourced from Santa Barbara…



DV8 Cellars

DV8 Cellars handcrafts our wines from top Santa Barbara County vineyards. Primarily Rhone Varietals with a Pinot Noir, Rose of Grenache and two sparkling wines on tap. Our comfortable dog-friendly tasting room is located in the heart of the Funk…



Grassini Family Vineyards Tasting Room

At Grassini Family Vineyards and Winery, our family’s passion for beauty, commitment to hard work and a special place all come together to make the wine in bottles bearing our family’s label something special. It is our hope that you…


Jamie Slone Wines Tasting Room

Nominated for BEST Urban Tasting Room in the SB Independent 2018 Best of Santa Barbara Readers Poll  Jamie Slone Wines specializes in limited production premium wines, sourcing fruit from the best vineyards in Santa Barbara…


Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, just minutes from the beach, Jaffurs Wine Cellars produces world class hand-crafted wines. Since 1994 our family owned winery has focused on producing limited quantities of top quality Rhône…


The Mill

Stylistically restored respecting the buildings’ original heritage, Darrell and Kirsten Becker have put a modern spin on The Feed Mill originally constructed in 1904 by the Boykin family. Coined The Mill, the corner of Laguna and Haley is now…





Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Taste our wines now at two locations! Visit us at our brand new urban tasting room located in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone. Open daily from 11:am-6:00pm. 137 Anacapa St. Suite C. Santa Barbara, Ca 93101. Or, visit our historic vineyard and tasting…


Sanford Winery & Tasting Room

We invite you to join us at our two locations! Experience our premium offerings in our La Arcada tasting room, located in downtown Santa Barbara, or drive up the coast and visit our iconic winery and vineyard in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills.…


The Valley Project

We love wine, and we believe that Santa Barbara is one of the best places on Earth to grow and make it. This project is our love letter to Santa Barbara's wine country. Born out of a desire to showcase the County's incredibly diverse Viticultural…


Santa Barbara Wine Collective

The Santa Barbara Wine Collective is a group of like-minded producers focusing on the unique terroir of Santa Barbara County. We feature local premium wines from well known producers Babcock, Ca' Del Grevino, Fess Parker, Notary Public and The…


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